Usually I'm a pretty compliant person, follow rules, try to get along with people; try not to rock the boat so to speak, try to help out with this and that, a team player.
But lately, I've been on strike about a few things.
Overtime and work. Now mind you, this is overtime in addition to the overtime we are mandatorily mandated to do (I kind of like that phrase, mandatorily mandated). (Unfortunately, I don't think manditorily is a real word, it didn't pass spell check, but I still like it :) Since February 24th, more than a fourth of the year, but who is counting, we have been manditorily mandated (yes I think I'll use that phrase a few more times in this post) to work an additional hour of overtime on every day we are regularly scheduled to work. Supposedly they are working on hiring additional people to fill in the gaps of our schedules, but it takes time to recruit and to train; hmmmmmmmm over three months later........how much more time do we need to train and recruit? I know I work in an intricate field, but still..... But I digress, as usual. In addition to the manditorily mandated overtime, there are some days that they want us to work more overtime if we can. I used to try to comply and help out since I know it is important to get the reports out, but lately after working 9-hour days, enough is enough. So a few weeks ago I arbitrarily decided no more overtime except for the manditorily mandated. I realized I was very tired from working over 50-hour weeks week after week after week. So I'm on strike.
I'm also on strike in regard to the clutter around the house. For those new to my blog, I'll sum it up in two sentences. January 2011 we moved into hubby's parents' house that was full of a lot of JUNK that we have been trying to clear out for the past 18 months. Oh, I did it in one sentence; I'm pretty proud of myself for that. Anyway, lately I'm on strike about trying to clear it out. Its technically not my stuff since it was hubby's parents' stuff, their house, and technically his house as he inherited it only in his name (technicality for tax purposes, to get it changed into both our names he would lose a good tax status that he has; don't ask me what happens if he dies before me and we are still living at this home; I think it will go into probate; I'm thinking I will probably walk around from it all then......). Anyway, I've been living with the clutter for over a year and I'm done with it. If hubby wants to deal with it and he does work on it slowly and surely, so be it, but I'm done with estate sales, trying to decide what to keep, what to give away, etc. I somehow think both hubby and his brother should be sharing equal responsibility in disposing of things since both shared in distribution of assets, but it seems to be one-sided on hubby's part in the disposing. He has trouble deciding what to get rid of, what to save and feels bad getting rid of things like old papers, etc., that really have no purpose these days. If he passes before me, it will be easy for me......dump it all and move on, but I don't have that say right now. So I'm on strike.
And then there's house cleaning. Used to clean the house faithfully weekly before we moved here. Did it pretty much on my own as a labor of love since hubby at the time had a stressful job and I figured if I got it done when I had the chance, we had more of a chance to spend time together and he could have more of a rest. Now the roles are reversed; he works about 10 hours a week; me 40 plus. He helps out with a load of laundry here and there and cooks every night we have dinner together, but has been hit and miss (mostly miss) on the house cleaning. Dust bunnies are multiplying here amongst other things. But I have no motivation to clean. This house really doesn't seem like my house; I'm having trouble feeling like it is "home" so I have no motivation to keep it clean. So I'm on strike.
However, I'm not on strike about giving Koda treats or blogging :)
And I suppose one day, like the majority of strikes, this one will get settled and I'll get off of the picket line and back to work and back to clutter and back to cleaning, but I don't see that happening any time soon.
What about you, anything you might want to be on strike about? Plenty of room on my picket line :)